Exhibition opening at 6 p.m. 17th September 2022
10.10 - 16.11.2022
Curators: Weiming Ho, Harro Schmidt, Michał Janocha, Anna Kołacka.
Cooperation: Academy of Music in Poznań
Artyści (wstępna lista):
Grupa SM Rk +(Maciej Śmietański
Piotr Tadeusz Mosur
Hye Rim Lee, Tajnyprojekt
Liudmila & Nelson
Remí Remigiusz Suda
Yao Jui Chung 姚瑞中
There is a idiom said that ” Unintentionally inserting a willow become a woodland”. It means many things grow in the gardens that were never sown there. It implies that unintentional actions have unexpected results.
What is “the real world” in our age?
Artificial intelligence is pushing us towards an optimized society. The virtual world can pursue extremes and meet situations that cannot be achieved in the real world but in this digital community, is it possible to allow people who break the rules, make an error or unintentional mistake?
When art is subversive and creative, questions and doubts replace answers in the process. Is it a wrong demonstration? We don’t want to define errors as failures, but redefine it as something valuable. Perhaps in the future, human innocence will become value. Don’t forget that when humans drive electric vehicles forward, electricity and technology generate the power of the car, but it is the “unknown” itself that promotes humans forward.
The CODE points to the pursuit of singularity, lack of diversification, and when we face to the real world that is not a true-false test or multiple-choice question but a free response.
The fundamentals of success are based on many errors that have own value. It did provide an opportunity for people to feel the potential for innovation.
Besides, make some points here, about pottery art is the art of ceramics. In Chinese, ceramic art contains both the words pottery and porcelain. It belongs to the traditional craftsmanship of mankind. It involves manufacturing, coloring and repairing craftsmanship, which can be traced back to the Stone Age. The earliest pottery was only used for people’s livelihood, but with the development of technology and manufacturing tools, pottery gradually became an art. With the improvement of human pottery technology over time, the temperature of fire increases, producing porcelain that is produced more exquisitely. The question is, why is ceramic art not called porcelain art but pottery art in Chinese? In the oriental aesthetics, the artistic value of pottery is more than that of porcelain, because it involves imperfections and the sense of human existence. It is also like the art of seal carving. Hand-made seals are more valuable than machine-made seals. Just like in the Zen garden, the singular layout replaces the symmetrical perfect even layout. Attempting to retain imperfection or perfection is not a notion of beauty. That interprets the sentence “A great wisdom may seem stupid” (idiom). How to get beyond CODE, through wisdom or intelligence?
born in 1968, lives and works in Poznań. Since 2002 he has been employed at the Faculty of Photography of the University of the Arts in Poznań. He is involved in a broadly-understood phenomenon of photography, installation and motion picture. A reflexive attitude of his creative works is featured by the confrontation of forgotten or omitted methods of imaging with current practices of medium experiencing, defining the border areas of photography (in particular those identified as post-media), gaining new means of expression and tools that lead to outreaching one’s imagination. He is a co-creator of Solarigraphics and author of a unique series of cyclographics. He participated in more than 70 exhibitions in Poland and abroad, i.e. in: Great Britain, Australia, China, Spain, Canada, Germany, Slovakia.
Since 2020 he has been running Experimental Photography Atelier at the Faculty of Photography of the M. Abrakanowicz University of Art in Poznań.